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Lisa Pinto de Sousa

Lisa Pinto de Sousa

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Sousa L OR Sousa LP) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Supervisor: Fátima L. Alves Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: European Comission Grant reference: BDP/UI88/4859/2017 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2018-08-31

Short Bio

Lisa P. Sousa has a scientific background in Environmental Engineering with experience in Spatial Planning and Management. Since 2008 she has been working has a research fellow at CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies. In 2017 she concluded her PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, entitled Model to integrate ecosystem services into the planning process.                                                                                              Her primary research interests are: (i) integrated planning and management of coastal and marine areas, having been involved in the Portuguese Maritime Spatial Planning and in the revision of the Ovar – Marinha Grande Coastal Zone Management Plan, among others; (ii) ecosystem services and its integration in planning and management of complex social-ecological systems, subject of her PhD; (iii) stakeholders engagement, having been involved in a number of workshops and focus groups developed under LAGOONS and ADAPT-MED research projects, but also POEM and POOC; (iv) risk assessment, having been involved in the mapping and analysis of flood risk and vulnerability in the scope of ADAPTARia research project; and (v) Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis, present throughout several projects.

Professional Experience

2017/… - Researcher at the Coastal Zone Planning & Management Group of CESAM & Environmental Instruments Group, Department of Environment and Planning.

2012/2016 - PhD student in Environmental Sciences granted by FCT.

2009/2012 - Researcher at the Group of Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage Planning, Department of Environment and Planning.

Education and Training


2017 - PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering - Model to integrate ecosystem services into the planning process - Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro.

2008 - Master in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro.

2007 - Degree in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro. 


Building the capacity of EU early career marine researchers to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface. IMBeR-EKLIPSE-MarCons Workshop, Veli Lošinj, Croatia, 17 a 20 June 2018.

Design Thinking, Storytelling e Public Speaking. IERA & UATEC, Aveiro, 16 a 17 May 2018.

Adobe InDesign. UNAVE, Aveiro, 22 March - 22 April 2016. 

NASA Remote Sensing for Land Management webinar course (5h), 3 November - 1 December 2014. Course lectured by ARSET.

Advanced formation in InVEST models for ecosystem valuation. University of Vigo, Spain, 27-31 May 2014. Course lectured by Natural Capital Project.

7th ALTER–Net Summer School: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Peyresq, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France, 5-15 September 2012.

ArcHydro: Análise Espacial aplicada a Hidrologia (21h). Esri Portugal, Lisbon, 21-23 December 2011.

MESH ATLANTIC Workshop - Mapping Seabed Habitats: GIS Data Management. Universidade de Aveiro, 28 February - 2 March 2011.

ESRASMUS Intensive Programme: Integrated Multidisciplinary approach to Flood Risk Analysis – IMARA. San Giovanni Valdarno,Italy, 17-31 July 2010.

ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS (14h). ESRI, Aveiro, May 2010.

ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality (21h). ESRI, Aveiro, June 2010.

Intensive Short Course Summer Integrated Coastal Zone Management (18h). University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde, Praia, 7-9 July 2009.

Organization of seminars and conferences


Member of the organization team of the 3rd International Symposium of Ocean Governance for Sustainability, Universidade de Aveiro, 11 a 12 June 2018


Member of the organization team of the first Workshop of the ADAPT-MED Project - Biblioteca Municipal de Estarreja, 17 March


Member of the organization team of the Final Seminar of LAGOONS Project - Universidade de Aveiro, 25 September


Member of the organization team of the Final Seminar of ADAPTARia Project - Universidade de Aveiro, 26 November

Member of the organization team of the event "E depois do DAO?" - Univerisidade de Aveiro, 27 September

Member of the organization team of the Citizens Juries carried out under the LAGGONS Project - Santa Maria da Feira, 6-7 April

Scientific Supervision

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In progress (1)
SIMNORAT - Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Northern European Atlantic See more

Concluded (10)
Avaliação Ambiental Estratégica do Plano de Ordenamento do Espaço Marítimo Nacional See more

ADAPT-MED Is current decision making “adapted to internalize adaptation” into policy making? See more

Changes on the use and transformation of the territory, in the county of Estarreja - an evolutionary study to support municipal management See more

TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic See more

Revisão do Plano de Ordenamento da Orla Costeira de Ovar – Marinha Grande See more

LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change See more

ICZM Implementation in Portugal 2006-2010 See more

ADAPTARia: Climate Change Modelling on Ria de Aveiro Littoral - Adaptation Strategy for Coastal and Fluvial Flooding See more

Estudo de Caracterização para o Reordenamento e a Valorização dos Núcleos Piscatórios Lagunares. See more

Portuguese Maritime Spatial Plan (mailnad) See more


WoS Papers (13)
Other Papers (0)
Books (1)
Book Chapter (11)
Thesis (2)
Communications (38)
Other Publications (15)

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